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  • Refugee Council of Australia
    This resource provides links to government and non-government sector information for refugees living in our community. It also provides news and information to keep the public informed about issues affecting refugees.
  • Country briefs, Australian Government - Department Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
    This resource provides information about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of almost 240 countries, regions and economies.
  • Community profiles, NSW Government - Multicultural NSW
  • Global Trends Report (UNHCR)
    The UNHCR Global Trends Report is published every June and reports on UNHCR’s annual survey of the state of global displacement.
  • The Refugee Brief (UNHCR)
    The Refugee Brief provides recent refugee news stories and highlights some of the stories to watch in the week ahead.
  • Refugees Magazine (UNHCR)
    An online magazine that provides stories and news about refugees from around the world.
  • Refugee Transitions
    Refugee Transitions, produced by STARTTS, reports on a range of refugee and human rights issues. It focuses on the impact of organised violence and human rights abuses on health and provides ideas on intervention models to address the health and social needs of refugees.
  • Forced Migration Review
    Forced Migration Review (FMR) is a publication on forced migration published by the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Through FMR, authors from around the world analyse the causes and impacts of displacement; debate policies and programs; share research findings; reflect the lived experience of displacement; and present examples of good practice and recommendations for policy and action.


  • The Refugee Council of Australia provides an extensive list of books about refugees and asylum seekers: Refugee Council of Australia » Learn » More » Books
  • Through My Eyes is a series of books about children living in conflict zones (Allen and Unwin). Teachers’ notes are available to download.


  • Refugee Council of Australia has an extensive list of films about refugees and asylum seekers: Refugee Council of Australia » Learn » More » Films.
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Produced by Chris Kamen) is a 52-minute film about asylum seekers who make the journey to Australia by boat. An abridged version (11 minutes) is available for schools.
  • Villawood Mums, The Stories Project (Film: 7 mins) by Curious Works explores the experiences of detention in Australia through two different ladies.
  • Cuc Lam’s Suitcase, National Treasures (2004, 4min 55) A short clip about a small red vinyl suitcase, a symbol of a new beginning in a new country.
  • Lucky Miles, (2007) A film about three different blokes stranded in the Australian desert.
  • Was Nun, a film about a refugee journey by the stage 5 German class from Trinity Catholic College, Goulburn (Best drama 2013, NSW Modern Language Teachers Association (MLTA) Linguafest competition).
  • Once You’re Born You Can No Longer Hide (Italian) 2005 - A young Italian boy accidentally falls overboard while yachting with his father on the Mediterranean. He is rescued by a boatload of undocumented immigrants attempting to reach Italy by sailing across the Mediterranean.
  • The invasion of Lampedusa, Ronachan Films and BBC1 UK, 2011, also available via Vimeo # 37444478 - issues of immigration in Europe highlighted by thousands of people from Tunisia and Libya arriving on an Italian island.
  • Go Back To Where You Came From is a reality TV video series showcasing the lives of six Australians as they experience the refugee journey first-hand.
  • Stateless (ABC TV) - Stateless is a drama about four people - a woman escaping a cult, a refugee, a father trapped in a dead-end job and a bureaucrat on the verge of a national scandal - and how their lives converge at an immigration detention camp in the Australian desert.

Training materials


  • World Vision Get Connected
    Get Connected is a workbook designed for Australian students in Years 5 – 10. It provides student-centred learning for Australian Curriculum Geography, English and Civics and Citizenship and includes digital media and supplementary web-based resources.
  • Long Journey Young Lives, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is an interactive documentary that features 40 ‘micro documentaries’ - each clip features a refugee child discussing their experience or an Australian child sharing their thoughts on asylum seekers.
  • Refugee activities
    Australian Government AusAID Global Education – Activities for Years 5-6.
  • Face the Facts
    Australian Human Rights Commission - The Commission is an independent statutory organisation that reports to Federal Parliament. It is responsible for promoting the legal protection of human rights in Australia. The Commission monitors law and policy affecting asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Edmund Rice Centre - Resources for Schools
  • Medecins Sans Frontiers - School resources
  • Refugee Week Resources - Refugee Council of Australia, provides suggestions for education resources for teachers to use to celebrate Refugee Week.
    • Through My Eyes is a series of books about children living in conflict zones (Allen and Unwin)
    • UNICEF Australia » Discover » What We Do » Rights of the Child
    • UNICEF Australia also has a series of photo stories about refugee children. For example: UNICEF » Education resources » Syria